Festivals

Tullamore TradFest

Datum
Apr 11 2019 - Apr 13 2019
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Kontaktinformationen

Adresse

Tullamore, Tullamore, Offaly,
 tullamoretradfest@gmail.com

Tullamore TradFest is a community initiative to create a new traditional Irish music festival to be
held in Tullamore on the weekend of 12th to the 14th April 2019.

Tullamore TradFest is a community initiative to create a new traditional Irish music festival to be held in Tullamore on the weekend of 12th to the 14th April 2019. Tullamore TradFest intends to flood Tullamore with traditional Irish music on these dates, sharing the rich traditional music heritage that County Offaly possesses. We are aiming to attract visitors from around the country and abroad to our town to experience the many wonderful attractions Tullamore and indeed County Offaly has to offer. Our ultimate goal is to create an annual TradFest for Tullamore which will grow over the years and lead to a sustained interest in the genre, and over the next few years, place the town firmly on the traditional Irish music map. We have set our sights high and plan to bring a mixture of the very best internationally, nationally and locally acclaimed musicians to Tullamore to perform in concerts, sessions, recitals and workshops on the dates in question.

“We have been overwhelmed with the huge positivity that the TradFest has been received with. We have 13 venues in Tullamore signed up to our Session Trail, double what we expected when we had our initial committee meeting. We have also been inundated with messages of support and good will from people around the country and indeed as far away as New Zealand telling us that they will be taking in Tullamore TradFest as part of their annual holiday home to Ireland,” (Tommy Craven, Chairperson).

We have a huge number of events organised such as concerts, recitals, family events, workshops and obviously we have the core element of any TradFest, a session trail. The beauty of the session trail that it runs all weekend long, in 13 venues, entry is totally free and the line up includes many of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians such as Derek Hickey, Bríd Harper, Paddy Tutty, Brian Mooney, Derek Morrissey, Aoife Granville, Michael Curran, George McAdam, Chris Maguire and Martin Donohue to name but a few,” (James Hogan, Vice Chairperson).

Tullamore TradFest Events

Friday 12th April

Session Trail – Trad sessions in 13 venues through Tullamore. Admission FREE
Main Concert in The Bridge House – Bríd Harper (fiddle) Darren Breslin (accordion) Brian McGrath (piano)

Saturday 13th April

Instrumental Workshops to be held in Coláiste Choilm –
Tutors Aoife Granville (flute) Bríd Harper (fiddle) John McCann (accordion) Greta Curtin (concertina) Alisha McMahon (harp) Theresa O’Grady (banjo)

Session Trail – Trad sessions in 13 venues through Tullamore. Admission FREE

Accordion Recital – Featuring leading accordion players from around the country.

Festival Club / Late Gig upstairs in Fergie’s Bar – Damien Mullane (accordion) Eugene Quinn (guitar)

Sunday 14th April

Family Fun Event - Details TBC

Session Trail – Trad sessions in 13 venues through Tullamore. Admission FREE